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The idea of ​​taking children on holiday abroad can overwhelm parents – with questions, even anxiety: what to pack? Where can you find food that the little ones will actually eat? And how to entertain them?

Luckily, hotels and resorts can make it easy to travel the world with your family. Our favorite international child-friendly hotels and resorts offer family-friendly amenities (like daycare and kids’ clubs), spacious rooms (equipped with helpful items for babies and kids), and activities to keep you entertained the whole family.

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We’ve compiled a list of some great international vacations your family can enjoy this year. Follow one (or more!) of these recommendations, and you and your children can soon be skiing in the mountains of Canada, visiting one of the most beautiful cities in Europe or simply enjoying the surf and sand in the tropics. We chose the properties below based on a variety of criteria, including great reviews on various travel websites and unique, useful, and family-friendly amenities.

Club Med Quebec, Quebec City, Canada


Club Med

Club Med recently opened its brand new all-season, all-inclusive, ski-in ski-out mountain resort: Club Med Québec. Spread over 300 acres, the 302-room property caters to adults and children. The spacious rooms offer the perfect accommodation for large families. Hit the slopes in the winter or go mountain biking in the warmer months. Do these activities with your kids – or leave the little ones at the resort’s kids’ club and let them enjoy entertainment, art projects and maybe even a ski or snowboard lesson. Other family-friendly activities and amenities include a circus school, yoga and pilates classes, indoor pool, outdoor hot tub, and Nordic-inspired spa. As at other Club Med properties, food, beverages, and most activities are included in the price.

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Half Moon, Montego Bay, Jamaica

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Half Moon

Sure, the white-sand beaches and clear ocean waters at Half Moon, a Salamander Hotel & Resort property in Montego Bay, Jamaica, are a draw, but amazing eco-friendly experiences for kids set this sprawling resort apart. other mega-chains on the Island. One of the more unique attractions? Each year, the station is home to more than 40 sea turtle nests. As part of its Turtle Release program for children and families, children and their families are invited to watch the baby turtles that hatch at Half Moon return to the sea. The resort also has an entire village designed especially for children. children from 3 to 12 years old. There, young people can learn, play, discover and make friends.

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The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands


The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Yes, we know that a visit to US territory known as the US Virgin Islands will not earn you a stamp in your passport. But although the group of islands is not an international destination for US citizens (and does not require a passport to enter), the islands offer an exotic experience. The island of St. Thomas, in particular, is full of luxury accommodations. The newly renovated Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas is a great option for families.

The Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas’ new “Adventure for All Ages” package includes several family-friendly activities, such as private charters, a guided kayak tour, a zipline experience, a private movie night on the beach, and an ocean sail. stargazing on the property. house catamaran. The Ritz-Carlton brand recently relaunched its Ritz Kids program at the resort. Daily activities include iguana tours, sandcastle contests and more. Parents with babies can get access to everything from silicone bibs and spoons to adjustable rockers and bedside bolsters, through the hotel’s partnership with luxury baby brand Beaba.

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Jumeirah Beach Hotel

Surrounded by the Arabian Gulf, the 5-star Jumeirah Beach Hotel offers luxury accommodation, a private beach and free access to the city’s most iconic water park. Wild Wadi has 30 slides, as well as the largest wave pool in the Middle East. We’re talking about a 360 meter lazy river and wave machine that can keep kids entertained for hours. The resort also offers a free kids’ club where youngsters ages 2 to 12 can build and fly kites, climb jungle gyms, jump on trampolines, and more. As for adults? They can relax child-free at the posh resort’s multiple oceanfront pools and on the private sandy shore.

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Hotel de Crillon, Paris, France


Crillon Hotel

Live the magic of Paris with a family touch at Hôtel de Crillon, a Rosewood Hotel. The property recently added a special family-oriented package. The package includes matching family pajamas from Brai and guest rooms expertly selected by Parisian children’s brand Smallable. The Smallable touch transforms traditional guest rooms into life-size playhouses, complete with bespoke games (think vintage metal pedal cars). Other amenities include bathrobes, slippers, bespoke bath products, bathtubs, high chairs, bottle warmers, and special gifts for kids like a stuffed elephant, an interactive Paris-themed book and a Polaroid camera.

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Hilton Cancun, Cancun, Mexico


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The most popular international destination across the board in 2022, according to Cancún in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Not only was Cancun the most popular destination for travelers, but it was also the most searched and booked destination for the last 30, 60 years. and 90 days on the travel site. The city south of the border is easily accessible from major US cities and offers white-sand beaches and family-friendly resorts. It is also close to Mayan ruins. Families traveling to Cancun should consider staying at the all-inclusive Hilton Cancun.

The Hilton Cancun offers seemingly endless dining options, activities, and amenities, including its own water park and private kiddy pool with slides, beach games, and water toys. A kids’ club and teen zone provide hours of fun, thanks to a climbing wall and craft sections.

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Standard, Huruvalhi Island, Maldives


The standard

More commonly marketed as a romantic destination for adults, the island nation of the Maldives also caters to families. Nestled in Raa Atoll in the Indian Ocean on the island of Huruvalhi, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives offers 115 overwater villas, each with its own private terrace and infinity plunge pool. The latter offers direct access to the lagoon, the ocean or the beach. Facilities include a luxurious spa, six dining options, and numerous water sports, including diving programs, an inflatable water park, and snorkeling in the hotel’s protected natural reef. The resort is also home to the Lil’ Shark Kids Club for children ages 4 and up. The club offers babysitting services, a paddling pool, games and entertainment. Babysitting is available for children under 4 years old.

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Alpino Baby Family Hotel, Andalo, Italy


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Recently rated “Best of the Best” international hotel for families by Tripadvisor reviewers, the Alpino Baby Family Hotel caters to families with young children. Located in the mountain town of Andalo, indoor and outdoor activities keep youngsters busy all year round. Located right next to an indoor water park, Acqua In, you can enjoy free access during your stay. Other amenities include a Lego room, ball pit, rock climbing wall, character tours, and pool and game rooms.

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Amanyara, Turks and Caicos Islands



With direct three-hour flights from New York, Boston, Chicago, Charlotte and Philadelphia, the Turks and Caicos Islands, located south of the Bahamas, offer a convenient getaway for everyone from families to couples to friends. A wellness-focused resort, Amanyara offers luxury 5-star accommodation, as well as stunning hotel pools and kid-friendly cuisine. The resort recently launched an eco-conscious program for young guests. The Seek program is designed to cultivate children’s interest in scientific discovery and inspire them to be good stewards of the planet.

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